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Photos from the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans hosted at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La. Thursday, April 24, 2014. The purse

Grading the New Orleans Pelicans' centers
Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:47

We continue our post-season series on grading the New Orleans Pelicans.Today: the team's centers – Greg Stiemsma, Alexis Ajinca, Jeff Withey, Jason Smith, Melvin Ely.

Grade:

Andrew Svoboda hails from New Rochelle, N.Y., but his golf game has a New Orleans flavor. Svoboda’s swing coach is New Orleans’ Carl Rabito, who runs

Heroin use on the rise
Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:46

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 15:04

Heroin use on the rise

MEL EVANS/ The Associated Press

Heroin Seizure Graphic

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill that would give a judge the discretion to sentence someone up to 99 years in prison for distributing heroin.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Politicians are backing away from Cliven Bundy's comments about blacks, welfare and slaves
  • Bundy, Ted Nugent and Phil Robertson have all echoed similarly racially insensitive sentiments
  • Experts on race and politics say such comments speak to an active fringe element in America
  • Politicians must tread carefully, experts say, in aligning themselves with such cause célèbres

Washington (CNN) -- Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy's remarks about whether the "Negro" fared better under slavery represents the latest in a series of incendiary racial comments from a new crop of folk heroes embraced in some conservative circles.

The New York KnicksThe New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony is the child of an African-American mother and was named after his Puerto Rican father.
The parents of these conjoined twins in Pennsylvania have decided not to risk the dangers of surgical separation
The parents of these conjoined twins in Pennsylvania have decided not to risk the dangers of surgical separation
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • About 33% of conjoined twins are connected from breastbone to waist
  • Conjoined twins occur once in every 200,000 live births
  • No separation surgery has successfully been performed on twins connected at the heart
Mireille Eno stars in
Mireille Eno stars in "The Killing."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The series will return August 1
  • There are only six episodes
  • "The Killing" has been canceled twice

(EW.com) -- The final season — the real final season this time — of "The Killing" has a release date.

Netflix will unleash the last season of the murky, rainy crime drama on Aug. 1.

The Week in Pictures: April 17 - 24
Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:46

But the Labor Department said more Americans than projected filed for jobless benefits last week. But analysts said the rise probably does not suggest a shift in labor market conditions as the underlying trend continued to point to strength.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for June delivery rose $6.00, or 0.4 percent, to $1,290.60 an ounce. Crude for June delivery rose 50 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $101.94 a barrel.

The dollar edged lower against other currencies and the 10-year Treasury yield dropped a basis point to 2.687 percent.

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